Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Turbo
Family: Turbinidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
cidaris
Sub Species
cidaris
NOTES

A shell to 38 mm. It is wider than it is high. The exterior is smooth with weak spiral ridges and rounded whorls. Operculum is granular with a spiral groove that spirals into a central pit. Feeds on algae and lives in intertidal pools and down to 10 m.


AUTHORITY
Gmelin, 1791
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brown shell speckled or streaked with green or orange
Colour: Brown
Notes: Sometimes grey
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Smooth turban shell
Turban shell
Tulbandskulp
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1989 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Liotia fulgens



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